The hero of this story is Rodney Hendershott. Employed by Gutridge Plumbing, Rodney donated his plumbing skills and countless hours of his time in an attempt to nurse the fountain back to health over the past four or five years. Eventually determining that his patient was terminal, Rodney convinced the powers-that-be that it was time to replace the fountain.
Combining private and public monies (about $44,000 worth), the old fountain was removed, a new foundation and new plumbing installed, and voila - an new fountain was unveiled.
Colored lights have been added, making for an entertaining light show.